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    Severe accident: M6 Cumbria northbound

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    M6 Cumbria northbound severe accident, between J39 for B6261 and J40 for A66.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J39, B6261 (Shap) and J40, A66 (Penrith), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria southbound

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    M6 Cumbria southbound severe disruption, from J39 for B6261 to J38 for A685.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J39, B6261 (Shap) to J38, A685 (Tebay), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Brain injured boy, 12, smashes £25k target to help charity

    A 12-year-old boy with a severe brain injury has raised more than £53,000 to help save the charity that changed his life.

    Oliver Voysey is undertaking a series of challenges in the run-up to his 13th birthday in aid of the Lake District's Calvert Trust, and had hoped to raise £25,000.

    But through an online appeal he has already raised more than £53,000.

    The outdoor activity centre helps children and adults with disabilities and their families.

    It is facing closure after losing more than £1m due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Oliver requires specialist care having suffered a brain injury when he was two days old which left him with sight loss, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and learning difficulties.

    Oliver Voysey
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    Severe accident: A6 Cumbria both ways

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    A6 Cumbria both ways severe accident, from Mint Bridge Road to Helme Lane.

    A6 Cumbria - A6 Shap Road in Kendal blocked in both directions from the Mint Bridge Road junction to the Helme Lane junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: Cumbria both ways

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    Cumbria both ways severe disruption, between Bowness and Far Sawrey.

    Cumbria - No ferry to run on Windermere Car Ferry between the Bowness junction and the Far Sawrey junction.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Rail passengers advised not to travel

    Rail operator Northern has advised passengers not to travel on many of its routes in the North West "due to increasingly poor conditions following torrential rain across the region".

    The firm said routes covering "north of Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria" were affected and a number had "experienced issues with flooding and... seen closures and significant disruption".

    A spokesman said Northern had worked "alongside Network Rail throughout the night to prepare as many rail services as possible to resume on Thursday, [but] despite this hard work, flooding is persisting, and it has become increasingly difficult to operate a reliable service".

    Regional director Chris Jackson added:

    Quote Message: We have worked for the last few days, in conjunction with colleagues from across the industry, to keep our services operating and, where possible, supported those services with replacement buses when the flooding meant running trains was impossible.
    Quote Message: Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult to advise our customers that they should not travel before 12:00 on Thursday across many of our North West routes.
    Quote Message: The situation is constantly changing so I urge anyone who needs to make essential journeys over the next few days to allow extra time for travel and to check carefully before setting off.
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    Severe disruption: A686 Cumbria both ways

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    A686 Cumbria both ways severe disruption, between the Slaggyford turn off and the Gamblesby turn off.

    A686 Cumbria - A686 Hartside Pass in Melmerby blocked between the the Slaggyford turn off junction and the the Gamblesby turn off junction, because of snow.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: A6071 Cumbria both ways

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    A6071 Cumbria both ways severe disruption, between Walton turn-off and Oakbank Garden Centre.

    A6071 Cumbria - A6071 Irthing Bridge in Brampton blocked between the Walton turn-off junction and the Oakbank Garden Centre junction, because of flooding.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time